"Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
be pleasing to you oh Lord. my Rock and my Redeemer."
Do you every say unkind things about others, or find it hard to forgive people who have hurt you, or treat them with love? I confess that at times I am still a work in progress in these areas, but recently God spoke to me using this verse in a new way. At the time I was beating myself up for not coping with an ongoing problem the way I thought I should. I was blaming myself for circumstances beyond my control. When I asked God to forgive my feelings of being overwhelmed, this verse came into my mind. In my heart I knew God was telling me to speak kindly about myself. God was telling me to love and forgive myself. God was telling me to care for myself as much as I do others.
Sometimes we are hardest on ourselves, aren't we. But God does not make junk. God does not make mistakes. He created you just as you are and He loves and delights in you, His creation. Words have power, and we need to make a decision on whether we are going to speak words of kindness and love, or words of negativity and hate over ourselves.
We certainly are not where we need to be in our walk with Jesus, but we are not where we used to be either...and how we treat ourselves will make a difference on our journey.
This week Joyce Meyer spoke about how she knew that Jesus died for her sins and set her free from any condemnation. She made a commitment to not put herself down any longer or treat herself unkindly. She made a commitment to let go of all her guilt and forgive herself the way God has forgiven her. Amen!
Let the words you speak about yourself and others from your mouth be acceptable to God. Let what you dwell on in your heart be acceptable to God. He will be pleased, and you will be more at peace.
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